[Entrepreneurs] Software Enginnering opportunities at Datavant

Archil Cheishvili archil.cheishvili16 at gmail.com
Sun Oct 21 11:03:04 EDT 2018

*Datavant is on a mission to improve patient care by connecting the
fragmented world of healthcare data. We're looking for amazing software
engineers to join our team in San Francisco. *Check out all the roles we're
hiring from here: https://datavant.com/careers/


We’re 25 technologists and healthcare experts on an ambitious mission to
organize and connect the world’s health data to improve patient care &
outcomes.  We're located in the heart of San Francisco, and our vision is
backed by $40 mm in capital from Roivant Sciences.


Datavant is on an ambitious mission to organize the world’s health data. By
eliminating barriers to healthcare data across numerous silos, Datavant
will improve the likelihood of success for new drugs, reduce the cost of
the drug development process, and help providers deliver better care.

The average person has data scattered across 5+ different primary care
physicians, 10+ different specialists or hospital EHR systems, 5+ insurers,
5+ pharmacies...not to mention emerging sources, like wearable tech,
genetic profiles, and beyond. That represents a massive amount of data,
living in disparate silos. Providing better patient care requires a
holistic, integrated view of all of this data, but that “holy grail” has
been unattainable, largely due to regulatory restrictions, privacy laws,
and the misalignment of the economic incentives of the numerous
stakeholders in the complex healthcare ecosystem. Datavant’s goal is to
become the Operating System for Health Data, delivering the
interoperability required to safely unlock the world of information that
exists about patients, and enabling an ecosystem of applications that
provide sophisticated analytics.

>From a social perspective, Datavant believes that interoperability of
health data is the biggest missing link required to unlock the power of big
data and AI to saving lives: improving patient care with precision
treatments, speeding paths to drug development, and better deciphering
value. Datavant believes that plenty of data exists that can be applied to
better medical treatments, and plenty of sophisticated analytics and AI
exists-- but the biggest bottleneck is making the system work together.
Datavant aims to solve this.


Founded 12 months ago, we have raised $40 million, acquired a company,
launched a software-as-a-service (SAAS) product, gained over 30 paying
customers and we’re building a world class team and culture.

Datavant's vision is backed by Roivant Sciences, Softbank, and Founders
Fund, and combines technical leadership and healthcare expertise.

Datavant is defined by who we hire. We hire for three traits in any role:
1. people who are *smart* (intellectual horse power and a curious learner)
2. people who are *nice* (polite, respectful, helpful, and collaborative)
3. people who *get things done *(if you start it, complete it, done is
better than perfect)

We hire only people who score an A+ on all three of these traits. We won’t
compromise on any of these three traits. We want a company where all people
who fit these three traits can be comfortable bringing their best selves.
Diversity and inclusion are critical ingredients to success.


Like many San Francisco start­ups, Datavant is fast­-paced,
engineering-driven, and focused on challenging the status quo. And yes, we
play board games, have free food, and go on team hiking trips. But cultures
are defined on how they are different, not how they are the same.

We believe in more responsibility, and less rules.
We believe that perfect is good, but done is better.
We believe that time is our most valuable asset and should never be wasted.
We believe in playing to strengths.
We believe that feedback is a gift.
We work hard. We are hungry to change the world.
We should always pass the “mom test.” (Whenever confronted with an ethical
decision, you should ask yourself “Would I be proud of explaining my
decision to my mom?”)
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